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Getting Ready for Open Enrollment:

Thu, 2014-11-13 13:49

Ed note: This is cross-posted from the Department of Health and Human Services' blog.

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U.S. Census Bureau Announces Nearly 8 in 10 Americans Have Access to High-Speed Internet

Thu, 2014-11-13 12:17

An estimated 78.1 percent of people in U.S. households had a high-speed Internet connection last year, according to a new report released today from the U.S. Census Bureau. However, digital divides exist among the nation’s metropolitan areas and demographic groups.

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Connecting Entrepreneurs to the Global Marketplace

Thu, 2014-11-13 11:56

The Commerce Department’s International Trade Administration
works hard to help companies that are ready to export compete and succeed in
global markets.

We want to emphasize that it’s never too early for entrepreneurs to start thinking about
exporting – determining financing needs, targeting markets, conducting
research, etc.

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Get Off the Sidelines: It's On Us

Thu, 2014-11-13 11:53

It's estimated that one in five women is sexually assaulted while she's in college. It most often occurs in her freshman or sophomore year, by someone she knows.
And it's on every one of us to stop that trend.
Our responsibility is to get off of the sidelines. Don't just be a bystander: Intervene when you see someone who might be at risk.
That's what the new It's On Us message -- narrated by actor Jon Hamm -- is all about. Watch the video, then take the pledge to help prevent campus sexual assault.

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Letters to the President: The Dicksons and the Affordable Care Act

Thu, 2014-11-13 10:52

Every day, thousands of Americans write President Obama about the issues that matter most to them -- and my job is to help sort through them. This post is the first in a series that will help highlight the stories of Americans who have written the President about the Affordable Care Act and what it means to them. Starting November 15, you can visit HealthCare.gov to shop for and enroll in a plan that works for you.

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President Obama Wraps Up Visit to China, Heads to Burma for Second Leg of His Trip

Wed, 2014-11-12 19:48

President Barack Obama and President Xi Jinping of China hold a press conference at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China, Nov. 12, 2014.

(Official White House Photo by Chuck Kennedy)

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An Entrepreneur’s Guide to Accessing Census Bureau Statistics

Wed, 2014-11-12 16:58

If you are thinking of
starting a new business, one of the first things you need is information to
understand market conditions. Entrepreneurs rely on American Community Survey
and Economic Census data to understand local markets, the local workforce,
commuting patterns and economic activity in prospective new locations to make
investment decisions that create jobs and grow the economy. 

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Letters to the President: Kristy and the Affordable Care Act

Wed, 2014-11-12 16:34

Every day, thousands of Americans write the President about the issues that matter most to them -- and my job is to help sort through them. This post is part of a series that will help highlight the stories of Americans who have written the President about the Affordable Care Act and what it means to them. Starting November 15, you can visit HealthCare.gov to shop for and enroll in a plan that works for you.

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White House Student Film Festival: The Sequel!

Wed, 2014-11-12 16:31

Nearly 50 years ago, the American Film Institute (AFI) was born in the White House Rose Garden. Standing just outside the Oval Office, President Lyndon Johnson spoke to the need to bring together “leading artists of the film industry, outstanding educators, and young men and women who wish to pursue the 20th century art form as their life's work.”

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You Can Check Out Health Care Plans and Prices for 2015 Right Now

Wed, 2014-11-12 15:06

The season approaches. Not just the holiday season -- it’s time to get ready for open enrollment season, too! What is open enrollment? Beginning on November 15, you will have 92 days to shop for health care insurance and find the coverage that best suits your needs. If you want to be covered in 2015, you must sign up between November 15 and February 15. 

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